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(Un)finding myself

My mother possesses the most beautiful black curls I have seen. The closest I have seen it replicated anywhere then was in the Greek mythology book I own – I saw it vaguely in the grainy pictures of M…

Just What Is It With Love?

It all started with a conversation. I was talking to my friend Bernard a day before the oh-it’s-that-day-again Valentine’s day. For some of my long-time companions, Bernard included, ̶…

The Silent Majority

It has been nearly two weeks since Trump took office in the White House. Within those two weeks, he has continued the overarching theme of his campaign: division. His numerous executive orders and pre…

The End of a Student Life

Growing up in Singapore, education plays a prominent role in our lives, shaping the way we live and behave. As I step on the threshold of passing into adulthood, I am set to leave behind the life of a…

Manga Linguistics 101: Onomatopoeias

English speakers do not usually pay much attention to onomatopoeias. Yes, these literary devices help us to agree that dogs bark and horses neigh. They are also a lifesaver in literature class, when y…

Reclaiming Back the Hols

I admit: I’m a self-confessed Grinch. Christmas brings out the cranky side of me, the pessimistic side which is cynical about everyone and everything. It only takes the mentioning of “Christmas Wonder…

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